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autism

Hope for Autism: Optogenetics Shines Light on Social Interactions

“The data had to be screaming at us for a while before we realized what was really going on,” said Witten, an assistant professor...
child abuse

Child Abuse Affects Brain Wiring

For the first time, researchers have been able to see changes in the neural structures in specific areas of the brains of people...
anxiety

Low-dose Diazepam Can Increase Social Competitiveness

Psychologists speak of anxiety in two forms: “state” anxiety, which refers to anxiety arising from a particular situation; and “trait” anxiety, which refers to...
autism

Emory Researchers Closer to Cracking Neural Code of Love

A team of neuroscientists from Emory University's Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition has discovered a key connection between areas of...
brain disconnection

Lack of Joy from Music Linked to Brain Disconnection

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent...
neurons

Scientists Identify Neurons Devoted to Social Memory

Mice have brain cells that are dedicated to storing memories of other mice, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. These cells, found...
Marijuana

Marijuana Use Dampens Brain’s Response to Reward over Time, U-M Study...

Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. In fact, if you could look...
inulin-propionate ester

Cravings for High-Calorie Foods May Be Switched off by New Food...

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow asked 20 volunteers to consume a milkshake that either contained an ingredient called inulin-propionate...

Pitt Neuroscientists Find Clues to Reward Paradox in the Brain

Drug addiction researchers have long been puzzled by how the brain’s “reward” center encodes conditioned reward. That is, how a specific environment repeatedly paired...